Virological surveillance report of the NRC influenza for season 2020-2021

Last updated on 3-1-2024 by Cyril Barbezange

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Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the sentinel surveillance resumed slowly in the season 2020-2021. Only the severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) allowed to properly evaluate the circulation of respiratory viruses during the 2020-2021 season. The season was characterized by the absence of an influenza virus epidemic, and the return of parainfluenza viruses and respiratory syncytial viruses detected mainly in children. SARS-CoV-2 continued to intensively circulate and was mainly detected in adults and older adults. Other respiratory viruses such as metapneumoviruses, seasonal coronaviruses…

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